When you are getting ready to sow your beet seeds and the climate is either hot or dry, soak the seeds in water for about twelve hours to promote there germination.
Water: Well water may be used as is for compost tea, but water from a municipal supply contains chlorine, which will kill the beneficial organisms you need in your compost tea. Run the bubblers in municipal supply water for at least an hour before using it for compost tea.
I mentioned earlier my husband’s stinky work boots. Ever Bamboo Shoe Deodorizer has my seal of approval, especially since my husband works outdoors and his work boots smell like a pile of rotten vegetables. I’m sure a squirrel crawled in his boots and died, I have yet to find any squirrel remains but the smell serves as definite proof of the critters death. The Ever Bamboo Shoe Deodorizer comes with two black satchels that i placed in the husband’s work boots. Within two days, the musty and stinky smell was gone. We have tried foot and deodorizing powders for his work shoes before, but nothing has ever worked as well as Ever Bamboo Shoe Deodorizer. I have two more unopened packs to use, and since my shoes never stink, I’ll be placing them in my husband’s other footwear.
For example, human hair spread around the garden will keep out rabbits. Lavender and basil deter ants. Rosemary will repel mosquitoes. The way that you arrange your plants can help protect certain vegetables, too. Garlic and peppers planted around tomatoes and squash will help protect them from harmful insects and rodents.
Organic Gardening is different from regular gardening, most notably in the preparation of the soil. If you feel that all you have to do is mark off a piece of land in your backyard and throw down some seeds, and that’s your garden, you are very mistaken. At the conclusion of this text, you should have a proper picture on how to have good soil for organic gardening.
Lasagna gardening is a method of gardening that involves preparing the garden bed in layers. The use of compost, cardboard, straw and other organic matter is installed in a garden bed one layer at a time. Once the layers are installed you plant your plants as you would in a traditional garden or raised bed garden.
There are several types of lettuce like butterhead, crisphead, leaf and romaine lettuce. The most common type of lettuce that is purchased in the local super market is the crisphead like iceberg. Butterhead is a small variety with soft tender leaves that don’t grow tightly packed. It has a some what buttery flavor. Leaf varieties are the most common in the home garden. There leaves are ruffled or curly and come in a variety of color from red to deep green. Romaine is a tall variety that has ridged leaves that are tightly packed together with a dark green outer leaf and the inner leaves being lighter in color. It is considered the most favored variety among most people.